Recent posts – Page 139

  • Writing Support of the Snuggly Kind

    Ah, writers. Our self-esteem is notoriously low. Publishing a novel dramatically improved my ability to claim an identity as a writer, but even so, I am regularly seized with doubt. Will I ever write anything that long again? Am I just a one-hit wonder (and not a terribly big hit, at that)? Was...

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  • Literacy in the Maths Classroom

    Literacy is now the responsibility of all. In this blog, Maths teacher and trainer Hazel Lowe demonstrates how literacy outcomes can form an integral part of your practice in the Maths classroom. During a chat with a fellow teacher, he mentioned the pupils writing stories about the lives of...

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  • Dundee's Fab Dad Days

    Bookbug Success Stories is all about celebrating successes in Scotland's local authorities and this month we kick things off with Fab Dad Days that are being held in Dundee. Dads in Dundee are getting the chance to meet together, play together, read together and sing together as part of a new...

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  • Down With Love: Anti-Valentine's Day books

    We’re not really feeling the love in the Scottish Book Trust office this Valentine’s Day, so we’ve put together a selection of ten books that will probably put you off relationships, hearts and flowers for life! What books would you recommend to restore our faith in Cupid? Needless to say, plot...

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  • Thinking Creatively by Guest Blogger Rhona Matheson

    I’m delighted that Tracy has invited me to take over her blog this week. My name is Rhona Matheson and I am Director of an organisation called Starcatchers. Starcatchers is an arts organisation which develops and presents performances and creative experiences for babies and toddlers in Scotland...

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  • Every day could be a library day

    Saturday, February 4th was a special day. It was National Libraries Day - a day to celebrate libraries and everything they offer to their communities. Through the twitter grapevine, I heard about all sorts of wonderful special events: reading flash mobs, city-library crawls, special Bookbug...

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